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Watch out for terrorists, British tourists warned

BRITISH holidaymakers have been warned to watch out for terror attacks as they jet off on their summer breaks.

Police and ministers say that before travelling, tourists should find out how to stay safe in a terrorist emergency.

A new four-minute film adapting the ‘run, hide, tell’ stay-safe message for a holiday setting will be released today.

It shows a firearms attack at a hotel and gives advice on what to do. The campaign follows a terror attack two years ago, when 30 Britons were among 38 victims killed by a gunman at a Tunisian beach resort.

Police said the film was part of a general campaign to raise public awareness and there was nothing to suggest UK holidaymakers will be targeted this summer.

Det Ch Supt Scott Wilson, who is leading the protect and prepare strategy, said: ‘As we saw in Tunisia in 2015, any westerner is likely to be a target anywhere in the world. That’s the sad reality of it. The chances of it happening are still very low.

‘We’ve seen attacks in numerous countries so we are trying to say that western tourists overseas should be aware of what they should and shouldn’t do if they are caught up in such an attack.’

The ‘run, hide, tell’ message was first introduced by UK police in December 2015 and was activated during the London Bridge atrocity.

It advises people to run to a safe place if possible. If there is nowhere to go, they should hide and silence their phones. When it is safe they should call the local emergency number.